Tuesday, December 28, 2010
at 11:40 PM
This had to be the best Christmas in years! Usually I do not get into the spirit but this year was different. My brother had an extra ticket to go see The Nutcracker at Bass Hall on Christmas Eve, so since I've never been to a ballet before I was intrigued to go. I've only seen it on PBS and not even the whole thing. I am very familiar with the music however, since I was in Orchestra during highschool. The ballet was amazing, and I was very entertained for those two hours. It went by so quickly. Now I know exactly what a sugar plum fairy looks like. The costume was so so so pretty!
There were so many kids there (lucky ducks), and they were all well behaved. That blew me away. You'd imagine that the last place a kid would want to be is at the ballet, but they seemed to really enjoy it! The girl in the story was Asian, and I thought that was pretty cool. The only thing I did not like was the lack of a live Orchestra. boo.
They had tons of Christmas decorations for sale in the lobby. Here are some pics I took while I was waiting.
recipe for Cookies and Cream Bark. I think next year I will take it a step further and coat the bottom with dark chocolate! I added the crushed candy canes to make it look better and more festive.
handmade box like these or a simple tin.
I think my favorite part of Christmas has to be the spirit or holiday cheer in the air wherever you go. From the weeks after Thanksgiving until Christmas it is crowded everywhere there is shopping. I love the frantic energy and the crazy shopping people do. I can feel the festive energy, and it is fun being out. Now it's over and the crowds are just crowds. Crowds of returners.. I did a little returning myself today (not my gifts but gifts I decided not to give). I always associate after-christmas shopping sales with discounted decorations or people who are returning gifts. I think recently the stores are getting better with the sales though and maybe in a few years we'll have an official boxing day of our own!
The Beauty Look Book. I love her blog!
There could be a part three of random stuff I bought after Christmas and what I bought myself before Christmas.. but no promises!